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British Columbia Highway 97

highway in British Columbia

British Columbia Highway 97 is a provincial highway in British Columbia, Canada. It is 2,081 kilometers (1,293 miles) long.[1] It runs from the Canada/United States border near Osoyoos to the British Columbia/Yukon border near Watson Lake, Yukon.[1] It is the longest provincial highway in Canada.[2] The highway is a continuation of U.S. Route 97, from which it gets its name.

Highway 97 shield

Highway 97
Okanagan Highway
Cariboo Highway
John Hart Highway
Alaska Highway
Route information
Length2,081 km (1,293 mi)
Existed1953–present
Major junctions
South end US 97 at the Canada–United States border near Osoyoos
 BC 3 in Osoyoos
BC 3A in Kaleden
BC 97C in Peachland
BC 33 in Kelowna
BC 6 in Vernon
BC 97A in Spallumcheen
BC 1 in Monte Creek
BC 5 in Kamloops
BC 1 in Cache Creek
BC 99 near Cache Creek
BC 24 in 93 Mile House
BC 20 in Williams Lake
BC 26 in Quesnel
BC 16 in Prince George
BC 29 in Chetwynd
BC 2 in Dawson Creek
BC 29 in Charlie Lake
BC 77 near Fort Nelson
North end Hwy 1 at the Yukon border
Location
DistrictsSummerland, Peachland, Lake Country, 100 Mile House, Chetwynd, Taylor
Major citiesPenticton, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John
TownsOsoyoos, Oliver, Cache Creek, Fort Nelson
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
BC 95ABC 97A

The highway has several names, depending on which part of British Columbia it passes through. For example, the 269 kilometer (167 mile) part between the U.S. border and the town of Cache Creek is called the "Okanagan Highway", named after the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Major Highways". Northern Development Initiative Trust. 2002. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. "Scenic highway through interior British Columbia". TripAdvisor LLC. Retrieved 19 October 2014.